The artificial fruit top note belongs in a deodorant stick or a cheap shampoo, not a personal fragrance. Waiting for UR to reveal any further depth or character is either a test of patience or an exercise in futility. If the former, I’ve failed.
All that emerge to accompany the nameless fake fruit are a pale laundry detergent musk, an abrasive – if mercifully mild – woody amber, and a whiff of aquatic aromachemicals. (Must be the “sea breeze.”) UR’s contents combine to faithfully imitate the olfactory experience of washing your hair with the complimentary shampoo at a cheap motel. Superfluous – except perhaps as a last-minute contender for the title of “Worst Thing I’ve Smelled in 2011.”
07th July, 2014 (last edited: 30th July, 2014)
Bottom of the barrel.
When people talk about generic fragrances smelling like shampoo I always thought that was just a figure of speech until I came across Usher. Talking about a cheap smell synthetic mess. There's really nothing more to say than take this and throw it in the garbage.
The initial and dominant experience of this is not so different from that of a bottle of ocean spray grapefruit juice.
Outside of the grapefruit, the cologne is fairly pleasant, on the warmer and muskier side. It has a definite though subtle nutmeg that is warm and adds to the bitterness of the citrus, and in contrast a little bit of basil. Both of these are left as the more prominent notes as the grapefruit fades.
However, in the end, despite being pleasant, this scent is certainly not very unique or eventful, and smells like too many others.
It's a generic aquatic/fresh scent that has nothing new. Projection, lasting power and sillage are weak.
To sum this up in one word? Yawn.
Ended up with this as part of a promotion, one of three scents I could pick none of which were exactly my cup of tea, otherwise I'd probably have never bought it.
Very generic synthetic citrus/fruity/woody concoction.
It smells very similar to All American Stetson but seems less strong on the upside, and unless you go looking for it at off price stores costs more. About the only difference is that, the stronger All American Stetson just seems to progress slightly differently because its notes are stronger.
I think if you were to compare the two you'd probably agree:
Lemony peachy vs. generic fruity which they claim is Guava - both smell fruity
a tad of some generic spice in the middle vs. something which I think might be nutmeg - both have a tad of spice, placing whatever generic spice note in here is tough due to the fact its not very strong.
generic woods with a pinch of something sweet and fruity (same type of woodsy note I get out of Bang) vs. generic woods and a tad of musk.
Overall they smell very similar.
Longevity is fair at best, could go all the way down to poor. I put on a LOT to try and make it through a long workday. It made it through the day, but you could wear half as much of some other stuff and get the same result.
This is one you could wear to freshen up, no one is going to be able to tell it apart from anything else by name. Not a compliment or a word from anyone on this. Upside is outside of a department store its pretty cheap, no great loss of funds. All American Stetson will do the same thing for less though.